The Chief Minister always stressed on transparacy in governance and time has come to prove that he really means it let him order judicial inquiry into alleged malpractice in 6th NE Youth Fest.
Addressing a press conference in Agartala Congress President said this today
The Congress has demanded judicial inquiry into the alleged scam on the sixth edition of North East Youth Festival- 2018 came off here on November 15.
Substantial money out of total Rs. 4 crore budget was looted away by the department, who are hand in gloves with party leaders leading to the total mismanagement, said PCC president Birajit Singh at a press conference here on Saturday.
Citing example on how the money was siphoned off , Sinha claimed as many as 1200 delegates and participants are suppose to join the region’s most important cultural event. “I came to know that only 629 delegates and participants have come here to join the cultural programme. But where is the budget for around 40 percent percipients and delegates”, he said.
Rs. 90 lakh has been shown as spent for buying pillows, bed cover, mattress and steel made beds. “All the purchases were done without floating tender which is a punishable offence. Rs. 30 lakh was meant for campaign but barring welcome gates and flexes, no major activities were seen in the city to draw people’s attention”, he pointed.
Sinha said Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who has promised transparent governance, must order judicial probe into the alleged malpractice in the North East Youth Festival to identify the wrong doings.